Sixbynico….

On Sunday the 10th March I was invited along by Cathy Martin, Rumour Mill comms and skapa pr to Belfasts newest restaurant ‘Six by Nico’. I had noticed the restaurant being talked about online, I mean who hasn’t so I was really excited to be invited along.

The idea is that every 6 weeks the menu theme changes and you get six courses within that menu. The first theme in the Belfast menu was ‘The Chippi’ leaning towards Belfast maratime heritage.

The menu started with chips and cheese and ended with battered Mars bar, my favourites however ‘Six by Nico’ has a slightly different take on my Friday night faves.

‘Six by Nico’ is located on Waring Street in the Cathedral Quarter area of Belfast and is so handy to get to. When we arrived the staff took our coats and got us seated. There was a warm and welcoming atmosphere and the staff where extremely helpful throughout the meal. I really liked the open style kitchen where you can see your food being cooked and plated up.

I must say I was a bit sceptical on how I would feel full as I knew they would all be quite small dishes. I wouldn’t say I am fussy but I tend to stick to the same thing so I loved how having the six different meals pushed me out of my comfort zone.

There is a choice of snacks which you can start off with we however just stuck to the 6 courses. The six courses is £28 which is very reasonable.

So here’s the menu.

Course 1

‘chips & cheese’

Parmesanespuma / crisp potato / curry oil

Course 2

‘Scampi’

Monkfish cheeks / pea emulsion / wild garlic /gribiche

Course 3

‘steak pie’

Beef shin / burnt onion ketchup / mushroom duxelle /red wine /glazed puff pastry

Course 4

‘fish supper’

Cod / confit fennel /samphire /beer picked mussels

Course 5

‘smoked sausage’

Trio of pork / salt baked celeriac / caramelised apple / black pudding

Course 6

‘deep fried Mars bar’

Caramelia chocolate / orange sorbet / cocoa nib

My favourite course would either be the cheesy chip or the battered Mars bar although each course was delicious.

Someone once said to me always judge a food establishment by its toilets, I can confirm the toilets were clean and stylish. I think they may have been unisex, either that or I may have been in the men’s. Either way I couldn’t not get a pic of the tiles.

Some pictures captured below by brendan Gallagher photography.

Every 6 weeks this menu theme changes and the next menu has just been revealed. The ‘childhood’ theme will run from the 16th April until 26th May 2019.
Childhood’s’ new six course tasting menu includes:

Mac’n’Cheese – Compressed grape, cauliflower couscous, caper & raisin;

Egg & Soldier – Duck egg, Pecorino, Black Garlic Emulsion, Asparagus Salad;

Pancakes & Bacon – Pork Belly, Compressed Apple, Chickpea Pancake, Maple Mayonnaise;

Fish Finger – Confit Salmon, Kohlrabi, Buttermilk & Dill Dressing;

Duck Duck Goose – Duck Beast & Leg Bonbon, Spiced Date, Heritage Carrot; and

Cereal milk – Pannacotta, Honey Gelee, Peanut Clusters & Strawberry.

To make a reservation click here.

To book call

27-31 waring Street, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast 02890329467

1132-1134 Argyle Street, Finnieston, Glasgow 01413345661

97 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, 01312255050

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